Truck accident cases involve issues that are not present in other types of accident cases. For example, drivers of passenger vehicle are not required to keep logbooks to show they took rest breaks as required by the Department of Transportation. Truck drivers and trucking companies must comply with a host of state and federal regulations and can incur significant liability when they break the law.
At the law firm of Gregory S. Young Co., LPA, in Cincinnati, our lawyers have extensive experience investigating truck accident cases. For more than 50 years, we have represented the victims of truck driver and trucking company negligence in Ohio and Northern Kentucky. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case.
Holding Trucking Companies and Truck Drivers Accountable
When a truck accident results in serious injury or death, millions of dollars of damages may be at stake. To protect themselves from liability, investigators working for the trucking company's insurance carrier may be on the scene within hours. Their investigation will likely be biased as the insurance company's goal is to minimize the amount of money it may have to pay in a personal injury or wrongful death claim.
To protect your interests, it's important to have someone investigate the accident from your point of view. The sooner you contact our attorneys, the sooner we can:
- Collect and preserve evidence such as the driver logbook, maintenance records, truck driver history, past violations, the truck's GPS unit and the vehicles involved
- Photograph the accident scene, including skid marks and debris
- Hire accident reconstructionists to determine the cause of the accident
Liability in truck accident cases often hinges on violations of Department of Transportation safety violations, such as negligent hiring, negligent training and failure to take required rest breaks.
Contact Our Kentucky Accident Investigation Attorneys
If you would like to schedule a free consultation with our truck accident investigation attorneys, we invite you to call 513-721-1077 in Cincinnati, or 859-547-3334 in Kentucky or 937-531-7999 in Dayton, Ohio. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We offer free parking, evening and weekend consultations, and home and hospital visits.